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Whole Foods Market Donates Over $14,000 to the Morris County Park Commission
Left To Right: Betty Cass-Schmidt, President of the Morris County Park Commission, and Marketing Team Leaders Kevin Gick, Milburn-Union store, and Margie West, West Orange store.

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Whole Foods Market, as part of their 5% day, contributed over $14,000 to the Morris County Park Commission. Three participating stores in New Jersey that held the 5% Day in April included, Madison, West Orange, and Milburn-Union,.

Accepting the check, President of the Morris County Park Commission Betty Cass-Schmidt stated, “We are most grateful for the generosity of Whole Foods Market and to be the recipient of their 5% day. The proceeds will positively impact the Park Commission in a myriad of ways including environmental education and conservation initiatives.”

Several times a year, Whole Food Market stores hold community giving days, or 5% Days. On these giving days, five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves. According to Leigh Siegel, Store Team Leader, Madison location, “Whole Foods Market has a strong relationship with the Morris County Park Commission and supports their valued mission. With a focus on environmental conservation and education, supporting this partnership is a perfect endeavor.” Whole Foods Market 5% Day focuses on Hunger Relief, Environment, Agriculture and Education.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!